2018-19 Performing Arts Series for Students (PASS) Has Been Scheduled

August 30th, 2018

Over the past 48 years, if you, your child, or your grandchild took a school class field trip to Millikin University’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center to see a show, that was likely a PASS performance.  Designed to open doors to learning through the performing arts, approximately 8,000 area children attend these shows each year. All PASS performances are held at Kirkland, giving students the often first-time experience of being on a college campus, in a world-class facility, opening their young eyes to a wider range of possibilities.

Six high quality shows have been selected for children Pre-K through 6th grade in 2018-19:

  • Fractured Fairy Tales – Tues., Oct. 23, 2018  (Grades 3rd - 6th)
  • Toying with Science – Tues., Feb. 5, 2019  (Grades 2nd - 6th)
  • Your Alien – Mon., Feb. 11, 2019  (Grades Pre-K - 2nd)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder - Tuesday, March 5, 2019  (Grades 2nd - 6th)
  • Music from Beauty and the Beast - Tues., April 9, 2019  (Grades 3rd - 5th)
  • My Mouth is a Volcano – Tues., May 7, 2019  (Grades Pre-K - 4th)

Area teachers and homeschool groups can reserve seats for the program(s) that best suit the needs of their class.  The first date reservations will be accepted is Thursday, September 6, beginning at 8 a.m. by calling 217-423-3189.

If you would like your child to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, contact your school’s principal and/or teachers.  All shows are only $5 per student, except for the Youth Symphony Orchestra/Decatur Park District performance of Beauty and the Beast on April 9 which is free.

Thank you to our sponsors; Amherst F. Hardy Foundation, John Ullrich Foundation Trust, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Homefield Energy, and Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Learn more HERE.


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